The Standard Macrobiotic Dietary Model
Part of the Macrobiotics For Dummies Cheat Sheet
Here are some basic guidelines for choosing foods that fit within your macrobiotic diet plan. This dietary model outlines principle foods, secondary foods, and pleasure foods.
Whole grains: Approximately 25 to 30 percent by volume for the amount of food consumed for one day
Grain products: Approximately 5 percent per day (as in 1 to 2 slices of bread or 1 to 2 servings of pasta)
Vegetables: Approximately 35 percent of the day’s total percentage of food from greens, roots, and ground varieties
Beans: Approximately 5 to 10 percent beans or bean products (tempeh, tofu, so on), either canned or dried
Fruits: Approximately 5 to 10 percent as fruits, according to sweet cravings
Beverages: Grain-based teas, herbal teas, vegetable juices, and so on
Oils, nuts, seeds, and limited dairy products: Approximately 5 to 10 percent natural vegetable oils, nuts, seeds or limited dairy products.
Reduced animal protein: Approximately 5 to 10 percent of fish (preferable) or meat (optional)
Swing percentage: Additional percentage of whole grains or more vegetables, according to your needs
New foods: Devote a small percentage of your dietary template to exploring new foods, such as sea plants or fermented foods (sauerkraut, pickles, miso, and so on)
WYW: Whatever You Want means exactly that. Enjoy the best quality and control the volume of what you eat.